From 23rd -27th November 2020 in Nyamasheke district, NUDOR is conducting a five days training of disability organisations including cooperatives and associations, civil society organisation... Read more
Seven members of platform formed by the National Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda NUDOR in Nyamasheke District, held together in a two days meeting from Monday 09 November 2020, t... Read more
It is the training of members of different committees of persons with disabilities including NCPD representatives on Sector and cell levels in Nyamasheke district.. they are being trained on... Read more
Under the project ” Promotion of anti-Discrimination practices in Rwanda” funded by CBM Germany BMZ, NUDOR set up volunteers from every district among the 5 that the project is o... Read more
Mr. BIZIMANA Dominique, the president of NUDOR said this during a two days training on the rights of persons with disabilities and international conventions on the rights of persons with dis... Read more
The video was translated into sign language and subtitles to help and to make sure persons with disabilities are accessing both new and ongoing measures to fight against Covid-19, the Pandem... Read more
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The National Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda took this initiative after remarking the increase in numbers of Covid-19 positive cases in Rwanda, where the report from the Ministry of health on Sunday 23rd August recorded the total number of 200 new positive cases with 164 from Kigali, The city capital of Rwanda, 29 from Rusizi District in southern west of the country, 5 from Rubavu in northern west of the country and 2 from Huye district in the southern province of the country. The pandemic also killed 26 people around the country as per record of the Ministry of health in Rwanda by Sunday September 20rd, 2020
To counter attack this pandemic and reduce its level of spreading, NUDOR in partnership with CBM and the Scottish Government decided to take a part by providing hygiene materials including Step and wash materials, hand sanitizers, soaps and other materials that can help a large number of people to wash their hands as one of the most preventive measures in fighting against this pandemic. The materials will be distributed to the saving groups created by NUDOR in 9 district and later 12 (three new districts) under the Program of livelihood, groups that are based in different Cells and Sectors to help them have enough Hygiene while meeting for their daily activities of saving.
The Livelihood program Coordinator in NUDOR, Rwanda Mr. Emile VUNINGABO who is heading this initiative supported by CBM highlighted that although the big number of new cases is being reported in the city of Kigali, but they have to start preparing people from the countryside villages to have this habit of washing their hands before meeting and sensitize them about other measures including physical distancing, electronic payments and many other measures, on a level that the pandemic will meet them ready to count attack it.
NUDOR insists that they are not stopping by there as they are looking forward to doing more, to help people especially persons with disabilities to prevent themselves where they are in different villages countrywide. Until today, no report from whoever has indicated that among more than 4000 Covid19 positive cases in Rwanda include persons with disabilities.
After Corona virus Pandemic ravaged worldwide, different governments, institutions and organizations set up on public places different washing materials to help people to wash their hands before getting any service. This is because washing hands is among the most measures to fight against the spread of Corona Virus. However, some institutions set up washing materials without caring of some groups of people including some categories of persons with disabilities.
Most of the washing stations set up in Rwanda uses to press the foot to get water to wash, ignoring that some persons with disabilities have no feet. For other stations people pushes with their fingers to get water while there are some persons with physical impairment that have no hands or fingers. Some other washing materials were set up on up level that people with short stature cannot use them to wash their hands.
Different persons with disabilities have been complaining in media about some washing materials that are not accessible to them. The national Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda NUDOR took a lead to show how no one should be left behind by setting up washing materials that are accessible to everybody. These washing materials do not need any push or press to get water. They sense themselves for hands and then open water for people. Persons with short stature have also their own short washing material that they can easily access.
NUDOR is recommending the Government, public and private institutions and organizations, companies and other organs that serves people to do the same to avoid any form of discrimination to some services from any form of Disability, status or any other reason. What do you think can also be done to fight any form of discrimination in regards to persons with disabilities? We welcome your comments.
The National Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda NUDOR explained this in a meeting that held together two institutions on this Tuesday 1st, 2020, where NUDOR was represented by its E... Read more